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College of the Sciences

Englehorn Pond

Image of school group at Engelhorn Pond.

CWU received Englehorn Pond as a nature preserve in 1968, with the purpose of research and conservation of the wildlife habitat. CWU Biological Sciences Department has maintained stewardship of the pond since 1976.  Enhancing the pond additions of a native plant garden and an observation dock, the Biological Sciences Department utilizes the pond for biology classes, tour groups, and individual research projects. Lifeforms seen at Englehorn Pond include many different species of birds, turtles, amphibians, zooplankton, amphipods (scuds), aquatic invertebrates, snails, leeches and many protozoans. 

Notice to Tour Groups:  Due to COVID-19 Englehorn Pond is currently closed to tours until further notice.

Please contact Jonathan Betz for information on accessing Englehorn Pond:

Jonathan A. Betz
Instruction and Class Support Technician Phone: (509) 306-1624
FAX: 509-963-2730


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